Chavez Jr. Ready To Sign Contract For Canelo - Weight is 164.5

By Miguel Rivera

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is waiting to receive the contract, which he plans to sign, for an all-Mexican mega-fight with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on May 6th, likely in Las Vegas. According to Chavez Jr. - he agreed to all of Canelo's demands - including a new weight limit.

According to Chavez Jr., he's agreed to all of Canelo's demands - including a new weight limit and a guarantee of $6 million plus a pay-per-view percentage.

For several weeks, it was assumed that Canelo and Chavez Jr. would collide at a catch-weight of 165-pounds. Chavez Jr. claims that Canelo recently requested a new weight limit of 164. The two fighters agreed in the middle, at 164.5-pounds. Canelo, who has the WBO junior middleweight title, would come up from 154, and Chavez Jr. would come down from 168.


On Wednesday, both Canelo and his promoter Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions took to Twitter to apply pressure on Chavez Jr. to sign his name on the dotted line - claiming that his manager, Al Haymon, has the contract.

"I do not have the contract yet, but it seems that already everything was accepted, everything they wanted, we dropped [the weight] from 165 to 164.5 pounds. The guarantee for me [on the revenue end]... I don't even think that it reaches 20-30 percent. I wanted to fight him. A lot of people told me not to fight because just like he did with [Gennady] Golovkin - they abuse the negotiations. I do not know if Oscar de la Hoya or Canelo is ready, but I'm ready. I'm going to prepare like never before," Chavez Jr. told ESPN Nation.

"All they have to do is send me the contract that they told me about and I'll sign it. I'm willing to sign it. I don't have the contract and I am the one who takes care of signing it. I need to train hard and be one hundred percent for the fight, that's what I need... to have a good strategy and to train 100 percent, to be ready. To Canelo, I want him to prepare well and hopefully he accepts the fight. The fight has to be done for the public and for the sake of Mexican boxing."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by aboutfkntime on 01-16-2017

[QUOTE=Tomjas;17359378]WTF Next thing is that you'll be claiming GBP is a charity established to benefit the heirs of GGG Most likely scenario GBP know how much money is in the fight and have offered GGG $X with a number of…

Comment by Tomjas on 01-16-2017

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;17359243]I wouldn't argue with you about that, in fact I bet you're right. and it is very common for fans to make assumptions, and then be proven wrong once the facts come out the problem is, Team Golovkin admitted that…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 01-16-2017

[QUOTE=OnePunch;17357965]oh no? Well you are assuming its a "clean" deal, despite no evidence to back up that assumption. I can pretty much guarantee you its NOT a clean deal, and probably far from it. [B]I am basing my opinion on…

Comment by OnePunch on 01-16-2017

[QUOTE=Isaac Clarke;17356259]We Know Golovkin has an offer for a fight at 160 for $15 million. We form an opinion on that info. [B]That's how it works, you can't take into account things that "could be" there[/B]. :dunce: Poor guy you're…

Comment by Robbie Barrett on 01-15-2017

[QUOTE=OnePunch;17356241]and thats my point. You DONT know ANYTHING. You havent a clue whats in that contract. It just suits your narrative to blast GGG by saying he should accept a contract and you dont even know whats it contains[/QUOTE] We…

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